Advice for Non-Family Executives in Family Businesses

Today I'd like to talk with you about a framework of non-family managers can use to work with family Read More...

Category: Education and Teaching

Author: Ritch Sorenson

The 'Fredo Factor:' How Deadbeats and Troublemakers Hurt Family Businesses

In contrast, poor parent-child relationships are likely to intensify in the family business, making for Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

Why Family Firms Are Like Jenga

With ties that bind emotionally and legally, family businesses are different from non-family firms:  Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

The Next Generation Can Help the Family Firm Innovate

  Much has been written about how family businesses can have transition problems when the founder's Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Richard Schulze and Ritch Sorenson

From Entitlement to Contribution

. -- Robert Bly A client told me once that all a family member needed to come into his family business Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Robert Caldwell

How 'Job Creators' Think

Table 3 summarizes the tests of hypothesized relationships and the specified paths among the controls Read More...

Category: Theory and Research

Authors: Keith Brigham , Ron Mitchell and Jeff Stambaugh

'There's No Birthright' and Other Tips for Raising Entrepreneurial Leaders

Utility Co. in Bristol, Rhode Island, started his career in the family business as a laborer. Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

Timeless Lessons from Dick Schulze

If we take advantage of one group over another, the relationship will not be sustainable…But if all four Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Catherine Buday and Jon Eckhardt

My Entrepreneurship Journey: Ireland to the Middle East and America

I grew up in Ireland, and my family hails from Ballyhaunis in County Mayo. Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Kieran Folliard and Eapen Chacko